At least 500 Rwandans have arrived in northern Burundi since 29 March, fleeing prosecution in Rwanda's traditional justice system, known as Gacaca, local Burundian officials told IRIN on Wednesday.
The governor of Burundi's northern province of Ngozi, Felix Niragira, said the Rwandans had also fled their country fearing that ethnic massacres were imminent.
"We are here because of fear of imminent ethnic massacres planned for 14, 15 and 16 April," the refugees told Tumukunde.
... The refugees added that they felt that they were targets because all Tutsi survivors of the 1994 genocide in their area were wearing bracelets as distinguishing signs.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
K.M. | Wednesday, April 13, 2005 |